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Bush Expected to Propose Moon, Mars Missions

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Bush Expected to Propose Moon, Mars Missions

Bush Expected to Propose Moon, Mars Missions

Bush Expected to Propose Moon, Mars Missions

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Astronaut Eugene Cernan drives the lunar rover during Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon in 1972. NASA hide caption

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NPR's Don Gonyea Reports on Bush's Space Plans

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President Bush is expected to announce next week a major recommitment to the U.S. space program. Senior officials say the president will call for establishing a permanent human settlement on the moon and an eventual manned flight to Mars. Critics say the plan, which could cost at least $1 trillion, is unadvisable at a time of record deficits. Hear NPR's Don Gonyea and NPR's Richard Harris.